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Yoga During Lunch Break? Yes, Please!

Good morning, beauties!

Today’s post will be rather short and sweet. And here is my motivation:

yoga outside

Here is a back story.

Even though it was super hot and humid yesterday, I decided to go outside for my lunch break and read a book. I just love being outdoors and I’ll take heat over staying indoors from 8.30 am till 5 pm.

What you may not know is that I work in a very beautiful part of Montreal, Old Port. Needless to say, every walk is really a treat on its own. However, I didn’t have to walk far to see a large group of people doing yoga with an instructor, just like that. How awesome is this?!?! I was literally freaking out from jealousy. All I wanted to do is strip off my corporate outfit and dive into yoga with them. It’s be so awesome to go for a lunch break and do… YOGA! Outside! This is on my to do list now. I MUST FIND OUT! I mean, sign me up right this moment, HELLO?!?!

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Since today is my rest day, I decided to have a nice yoga workout… preferably outside. Hehe!

The following 20-minute Yoga flow for detox and digestion seems to be fitting as to what my body really needs and CRAVES right now.

And, of course, don’t forget the bear crawl challenge!!! *wink, wink*

Do you have possibility to take a fitness class or squeeze in a workout during your lunch break? How do you work around it?

xoxo
Olena

 

 

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My First 8-Miler, 7 Power Foods To Beat The Slump At Work, And Yoga Sequence For Runners

Guys! I did it! I ran my first 8-miler yesterday!!!

I know, it might sound like not a lot, but I am proud of my accomplishment. I was a bit worried after my last tough 4 mile run last week, so I took it easy and ran 8.16 miles in 1 hour and 20 minutes. To my surprise, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Here is my somewhat surprised, tired and proud face. Haha!
after the run

At some point of the day, I got a little nervous though. It was another busy day at work and I felt tired and ready to hit my bed. But then I thought of yesterday’s post and the importance of acting energetic… and ummmm… well… I got myself a bottle of Vitamin water… There! Guilty as charged!

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I know, I know! I am a bad girl, and that stuff is really not good for you. But you gotta do what you have to do, right? Haha!

There are actually other ways to recharge your batteries while at work that do not involve drinking stuff you shouldn’t be drinking. According to Live Strong, the following are 7 power foods you could have at work to beat the slump:

  1. Walnuts and almonds.
  2. Low-fat diary.
  3. Avocado and olive oil.
  4. Hard boiled egg.
  5. Blueberries.
  6. Dark chocolate.
  7. Citrus fruits.

Also it is very important not to skip breakfast, eat well-balanced lunch, get proper sleep, and avoid sweets to prevent midday sugar crushes.

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Today is my active rest day. I will try out the following 10-posture yoga sequence from PopSugar. Here is an instruction from the website: Move through each pose, holding for five breaths, and then repeat on the other side. *Not sure I’ll be able to do the last pose though! LOL!* Also, don’t forget the Spartan 30 push ups for 30 days challenge: Day 3!

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What achievements are you proud of? How do you maintain your energy levels at work?

xoxo
Olena

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